Questions 6 & 10

Q6: Often the paradigm of political bloom is limited to just that, politics, and only those the media presents. To counter that construction, Segall offers her own three correctives: social contestation, artistic revision, and gender location. All these are important indicators of political shifts in their forms of protest, which can be overlooked by the western media due to their cultural subtleties. These factors are as important to the future as they are to the past, offering both revolutionary sentiment and healing.

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Q10: Narrating injury will always have political implications, as Nouri Ghana states, because once a story is known there are moral repercussions. It is far more difficult to ignore the voice that is no longer silent. Much like how the diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus reverberated with those in Brazil (elsewhere too) and was called "revelutionary," many stories can shift from personal to political by shedding light on injustices and atrocities. Internalized injury can lead to a shattering of self and social criticism follows, but this social criticism expressed may lead toward that idealism later called nationalism.

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